We’ve been coming to Bali since 2007. One of the first things we noticed was the magnetic friendliness of the local children. Despite having very little, they run around finding fun with their beautiful big smiles. Unfortunately, many families can’t afford to pay for their child’s education. Without an education, these children are at a huge disadvantage, and are ultimately lucky to find even low paying work. There are many children in Bali living in extremely poor conditions where their only option is to drop out of primary school and work in the fields, as their fathers and forefathers have done for centuries.
These agricultural areas are shrinking with the addition of new and wider roads to accommodate the growing tourist demand for more hotels, villas and restaurants. The children in these areas will have very little or no work at all. Having been so fortunate living in Bali over the years, we wanted to raise awareness about this issue and raise money to fund education for as many underprivileged kids in Bali as possible.
With the profits of alcohol sales in the villa and also some of our general booking profits we sponsor the education of disadvantaged children in North Bali. With the help of Bali Children Foundation we started our own scholarship program www.sabaskids.com Now through our own contribution, those of some of our villa guests and our friends we are currently sponsoring the education of 52 children.
When you make a booking with Villa Saba 10 you know that some of your booking is going towards giving back to Bali. Our vision at Saba’s Kids, in conjunction with Bali Children Foundation, is to provide an educational pathway for disadvantaged Balinese children – a journey leading to growth and long term sustainability.
To find out more, including how you can help, please visit www.sabaskids.com